The biggest recruiting weekend thus far in the 2024 cycle is here for Tennessee football. Several elite prospects and top targets for the Vols will be on campus along with several current Tennessee commitments.
The weekend will be massive as Tennessee looks to entrench itself in several battles with top schools. Here’s a look at some of the prospects expected to be on campus.
WR Mike Matthews
One of the top remaining receivers in the class, Matthews is expected to officially visit Tennessee this weekend. The five-star also has officially visited Clemson, Georgia and Southern Calif. He ranks as the No. 10 prospect nationally and the No. 3 wide receiver according to 247Sports Composite.
The 6-foot-1 and 180-pound wide receiver from Parkview (Ga.) High School has consistently included Tennessee among his top schools. He averaged 21.5 yards per catch his junior season in Georgia’s highest classification.
EDGE Elijah Rushing
Rushing, a five-star EDGE rusher, will officially visit Tennessee this weekend. He has also officially visits Oregon, Notre Dame, Arizona and UCLA.
The 6-6 and 235-pounder from Salpointe (Az.) Catholic wanks as the No. 25 prospect nationally and the No. 3 EDGE in the 2024 class. He ranks up 11.5 sacks and 73 tackles, including 13.5 for loss in 2022.
EDGE Jordan Ross
Ross, a five-star edge rusher from Vestavia (Al.) Hills High School, is officially visiting Tennessee this weekend. He ranks as the No. 30 prospect nationally and the No. 4 EDGE in his class.
The 6-5 and 215-pounder has also officially visits Florida, Georgia and Texas.
Safety Demello Jones
Jones, a Georgia commitment since March, is expected to officially visit Tennessee this weekend. The four-star prospect out of Swainsboro (Ga.) High School has continued to entertain other schools in his recruitment. The Vols have some work to do to beat out Georgia.
Jones, who ranks as the No. 91 prospect nationally and a five-star, officially visited Georgia and Alabama.
OT Bennett Warren
Warren, a four-star lineman, will take his official visit to Tennessee this weekend. He has also officially visits Michigan, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. He named the final four schools to include Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
The 6-7.5 and 330-pound lineman would be a massive pickup for Tennessee. Out of Fort Bend (Tx.) Christian Academy, Warren holds a crystal ball to Michigan and Texas A&M currently.
OL William Satterwhite
Satterwhite, out of Archbishop (OH.) Hoban High School, has been a target for Tennessee football for a while. The fight for Satterwhite has come down to Clemson and the Vols.
The 6-4.5 nd 300-pound lineman is expected to make his decision in early July, and the Vols are heavily in the mix. He ranks as the No. 180 prospect and the No. 9 interior offensive lineman.
WR Amari Jefferson
Committed to Tennessee for baseball, Jefferson will be taking his official football visit this weekend. He ranks as the No. 267 prospect nationally and the No. 22 prospect.
Jefferson, from the Baylor School in Chattanooga, is a prospect Josh Heupel and his staff are tying hard to keep in-state. The 6-1 and 196-pound Jefferson also has officially visited Georgia and Alabama
RB Braylen Russell
Russell announced he will be committing on July 14, and the race has largely come down to Tennessee and Arkansas. He has officially visited the Razorbacks and South Carolina as well.
The 6-2 and 230-pound back out of Benton (AR.) High School ranks as the No. 288 prospect and the No. 24 running back in the class. He ran for 1,643 yards and 26 touchdowns on 6.8 yards per carry as a junior, while catching 22 passes for 224 yards and one touchdown.
WR Terrell Anderson
The 6-3 and 184-pound receiver out of Grimsley (N.C.) High School will take his official visit to Tennessee this weekend. The four-star also officially visited NC State.
Anderson ranks as the No. 356 prospect nationally and the No. 53 wide receiver.
DL Quintavius Johnson
The defensive lineman that committed to Georgia on Wednesday has not said he will be canceling his official visit to Tennessee.
The Atlanta-area defensive lineman ranks as a three-star prospect and the No. 54 defensive lineman in the class. The 6-4 and 255-pounder also has officially visited South Carolina and Georgia.
OT Ronan O’Connell
Tennessee has been trending for O’Connell, out of Fred J Page high school in Franklin, Tennessee. He ranks as the No. 46 tackle in the class.
He also officially visited Clemson and Wisconsin, but the Vols remain the team to beat for O’Connell. The 6-4.5 and 290-pounder is important to Heupel’s efforts to lockdown the Tri-Star state.
RB Peyton Lewis
Lewis, who committed to Tennessee at the end of May, will take his official visit this weekend. He ranks as the No. 193 prospect and a four-star in the 2024 class.
Out of Salem, Virginia, Tennessee is the commit’s only official visit. Lewis, at 6-1 and 190 pounds, brings something special to the Tennessee backfield. He holds several state titles for track, while clocking in a personal best time of 10.50 seconds in the 100-meter dash.
ATH Boo Carter
Recent in-state commitment Carter will be taking his official visit this weekend. Carter ranks as the No. 206 prospect nationally and the No. 17 athlete in his class according to 247Sports Composite. He also ranks as the No. 2 prospect from the state of Tennessee.
Carter spent his junior season at Chattanooga Christian School before transferring to Brainerd for the basketball season. He is spending his senior season at Bradley Central due to TSSAA rules that state he would not be allowed to play a sport at a high school less than 20 miles away from his former school.
CB Marcus Goree Jr.
The cornerback, who committed to Tennessee in February, will be taking his official visit this weekend. The 6-0.5 and 17-pound defensive back ranks as the No. 36 athlete and the No. 9 prospect from Tennessee.
He only is officially visiting Tennessee.
OL Gage Ginther
Ginter committed to Tennessee in April, turning down in-state Colorado for the Vols. He ranks as the No. 31 interior offensive lineman and the No. 1 prospect from Colorado. He is only officially visiting Tennessee.
Ginther, a three-star prospect, stands at 6-5.5 and 287 pounds.
Safety Edrees Farooq
The three-star Baltimore-area safety committed to Tennessee in April. He will be taking his official this weekend.
He ranks as the No. 54 safety and the No. 15 prospect from Maryland. The 5-11 and 180-pound safety attends St. Frances (MD.) Academy.